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I have a history of stomach ulcers. No recent problems. Recently after only about 5 units of alcohol I am very sick with stomach pains.

I have a history of stomach ulcers.  No recent problems.  Recently after only about 5 units of alcohol I am very sick with stomach pains.

That's a message!: If you pour alcohol over a cut on your skin, it burns, right? No surprise that if your stomach is inflamed, then pouring alcohol into it will make it burn too. Vomiting is one mechanism your stomach tries to rid itself of a toxic substance--in this case your vodka. It is a wonderful time to curtail consumption. Please do yourself the favor ; stop. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Does alcohol compound a stomach ulcer?

Does alcohol compound a stomach ulcer?

Yes: Alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy meal may aggravate gastritis with or without ulcer. Motrin/aspirin(nsaid) and h pylori are believed to be the cause for ulcers. Discuss with GI about your treatment. Fyi ulcers are diagnosed by scoping you stomach (egd), no doctor can tell you you have ulcer by a simple physical exam. Consult w your doctor. ...Read more

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What is likely hood of 23 year old male, no smoking, no alcohol, don't take NSAIDS. To develope stomach ulcers ?

What is likely hood of 23 year old male, no smoking, no alcohol, don't take NSAIDS.  To develope stomach ulcers ?

Who cares?: I'm thinking you have stomach pain and perhaps believe that knowing if it is or is not an actual ulceration in the tissue makes a difference in what you need to do. It's not very likely, but not impossible. Only a good G.I. work-up will tell. First try to get symptom relief. Anti-acids. No spices, easy to digest small portions. Water before, NOT during eating. CBT Therapy to address your anxieties ...Read more

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Can alcohol be absorbed into the blood stream thru a stomach ulcer?

Can alcohol be absorbed into the blood stream thru a stomach ulcer?

Alcohol: I am very stumped by your question. Any alcohol you ingest will absorb into your blood stream through the lining of the stomach whether you have an ulcer or not. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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If someone gets a stomach ulcer from just heavy drinking, would abstaining from alcohol and a PPI resolve it?

If someone gets a stomach ulcer from just heavy drinking, would abstaining from alcohol and a PPI resolve it?

Anxiety, Depression: I commend you for abstaining from Alcohol, thus Caring for your HEALTH! Thank you for informing about Exercise stress test, Holter monitor, and ECG. If these tests are within normal limits, it is likely that you have unresolved feelings in relationships ,work or finances. Stress can contribute to Ulcer. See a Psychiatrist for • Diagnosis • Continued abstinence from Alcohol • Therapy • AA Meetings ...Read more

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I social drinker, drink moderately and go 2 weeks without alcohol once a month. I habe burning in stomach, ulcer or gastritis ?

I  social drinker, drink moderately and go 2 weeks without alcohol once a month. I habe burning in stomach, ulcer or gastritis ?

Examination: You must be checked and examined for gastritis, GERD, peptic ulcer, pancreatic illness or gallbaldder disease. You can temporarily use OTC Mylanta and PPI ( Pepcid (famotidine) or Nexium) until seen. No alcohol, aspirin, or NSAIDS ( ibuprofen, naproxysn) . Examination and testing are mandatory. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ulcer and i like to drink. Is there a medication that can coat my stomach before i drink alcohol?

I have a stomach ulcer and i like to drink. Is there a medication that can coat my stomach before i drink alcohol?

You seriously need: Help. Do you want to die? What you are proposing is crazy (and this is coming from a shrink). Please get help. Alcoholics anonymous is free, confidential and a great source of support. At this point, would also encourage you to let your gastroenterologist know what you are doing. An addiction medicine specialist is also very important. ...Read more

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What to take for ulcer pains caused by drinking alcohol?

Ulcer disease due to: Alcohol abuse is serious. It is best to seek medical evaluation and the provider can make appropriate recommendations based on your case. Are you still drinking? Please consider alcoholics anonymous meetings and sobriety. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more